Session 2 (Dec 15) – Giving Feedback
Fluency practice –
Write 3 questions regarding your partners work and 3 questions regarding your partners free time activities. Review and correct each others questions and then use them as the framework for your conversation.
Also include what you feel to be your biggest accomplishment this year, ad something you would like to improve on next year.
After speaking with your partner for 10 minutes, switch partners and repeat. Your instructor will visit between rooms and offer feedback.
Grammar Review – Past Simple vs Present Perfect
Giving Effective Feedback –
In two small groups, discuss the following:
When is feedback necessary?
– anytime there is a difference in opinion / something is unclear
– when we have communicated clearly
Is feedback always useful?
– the person who gets the feedback has to deal with it correctly
What would you describe the difference between good and not so good feedback?
– it is useful when we can optimize something.
– when nothing new is added, and people repeat themselves, this is not helpful.
– when people want to comment ‘without saying anything’
– When someone makes a comment but is not prepared to support it or back it up.
What phrases are important to say when offering feedback?
What part does body language, tone, and eye contact play? Punctuation? Emojis?
– It’s a very important part.
– one needs to be careful – when is the camera or mic on?
How often to you give or receive feedback from your colleagues?
Can you offer a specific example of a positive feedback experience? And a negative one?